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Is there still a distinction between a Human and a Robot?

The IEEE (“Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers” – the world’s largest professional association) recently published Version 2 of Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (A/IS), produced by the IEEE Global Initiative on

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A talk at BCSSS! PhD student Cristina Voinea on “Designing for Conviviality”

“Designing for Conviviality” Talk by Cristina Voinea, PhD Candidate at the University of Bucharest, Department of Philosophy Wednesday, 15 November 10:15 am BCSSS – Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science Paulanergasse 13/5 1040 Vienna If you are interested

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Klaus Kornwachs 70 years old: an “interim report”

Klaus Kornwachs (photo: Leonhard Kornwachs) Ulm University celebrated the 70th birthday of Klaus Kornwachs, system theorist and philosopher of technology, member of our Scientific Council. The Humboldt-Studienzentrum für Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, part of the School of Humanities, convened on October

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Rational and Irrational Discourses in the Age of Digitalisation

The BCSSS Research Group “Emergent Systems, Information and Society” held a meeting to discuss how populism is reinforced, and how it could be fought, by the use of social media. (Photo: Ralph-Miklas Dobler) In the aftermath of a meeting at the BCSSS

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Robert K. Logan to start a BCSSS Project on the Origins of Systems Thinking

Marshall McLuhan expert and evolutionary systemist, Robert K. Logan, Fellow of the BCSSS and member of the “Emergent Systems Group”, made a stop-over in Vienna (August 21/22, 2017). From the left: Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Bob Logan, Annette Grathoff (photo: Hofkirchner) It

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Populism in the perspective of information processes

On Thursday and Friday before Easter the Bertalanffy Center hosted members and guests of the international group on Emergent Systems, Information and Society. The event was a preparatory meeting for the three sections the group has been organising for the

The Future Information Society. New Book release

“The accelerated technological development of the modern society is not accompanied by an equally rapid growth in scientific insight, let alone foresight, into the impact of technology on the levels of society other than that of technological organization. […] The public

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“OnePlanet”

The Bertalanffy Center invites to a discussion of a project idea for a serious game. “OnePlanet” is a computer-based game. The players shall organise themselves such that a planet is run on a sustainable path. This idea is presented by

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